The Hays County Local Health Department reports two new COVID-19-related fatalities between Nov. 8-15. There have been a total of 403 fatalities in the county.

The county also reported 217 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 180 recoveries, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 30,067, total active cases to 401 and recoveries to 29,263. The county reports the total active cases in the past 21 days is 597.

San Marcos, Kyle and Buda have 106, 133 and 99 active cases, respectively.

According to Epidemiologist Eric Schneider, the total number of received negative tests in the county is now 281,618. The total number of hospitalizations is 1,355 and total current hospitalizations is 11 after seven people were hospitalized and eight were discharged.

The county reports nine unvaccinated people and two fully vaccinated people are hospitalized. Seven unvaccinated patients and one fully vaccinated patient are in the ICU.  

The University Star will continue to provide COVID-19 updates as any additional information is released.

Individuals concerned about possible exposure to COVID-19 are encouraged to contact their healthcare provider or the Hays County Local Health Department at 512.393.5520. For additional information about COVID-19, visit the Texas Department of State Health Services or the Centers for Disease Control website.

The University Star’s COVID-19 coverage can be found here.

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